The Highway Division is the largest division within the Department of Public Works, and is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all Town roads, sidewalks and storm drains. This includes patching potholes, cleaning catch basins, flushing storm drains, rebuilding drainage structures, replacing catch basin grates or manhole covers, and miscellaneous paving work.
The Division is also responsible for sign maintenance and replacement, painting, repairs to the buildings at Tucks Point and the Singing Beach Bathhouse, and opening and closing Tucks Point and the Singing Beach Bathhouse prior to and after the summer season.
The Highway Division is responsible for operating the Transfer Station and Yard Compost Site. The Town Clerk handles the sale of stickers and day passes for the Transfer Station. Access to the Transfer Station and Compost Site require a valid resident sticker, which is also available from the Town Clerk.
This Division also picks up dead animals killed on the street. If a resident is missing a pet, they should first call the police to report it missing, then the DPW office to see if the division has picked anything up. Please give a detailed description because more often than not there are no tags on the animal.
DPW vehicles and equipment, including the Council on Aging vans, are maintained and repaired by the mechanics in the Highway Division, with repairs done in-house as often as possible.
The Highway Division provides vehicles, equipment and personnel to assist in repairing water and/or sewer breaks.
The Highway Division is also the odd job division. These employees set up and break down for all Town Meetings and elections, install and remove window air conditioners in Town Hall, and any other odd jobs as needed.